Re: Asian Love Story
This picture depicts the tragic Asian love story about an Emperor's daughter (a talented weaver) and a cowherd who continually neglected their duties to be together. After reprimanding them repeatedly the Emperor put them on opposite sides of the Milky Way. Once a year they were allowed to meet on a bridge of magpies. Their tears of joy at meeting and sorrow at parting fall to Earth as rain.
There are many versions of this story. In one the stars Lyra and Altair represent the princess and the cowherd.